September 18 2009 Softball Newsletter
Scorekeeping Tasks between Innings
The busiest person in the game between innings is the scorekeeper. She has to tabulate statistics, confirm the score, and track substitutions, convey various information to her coach. It is between innings that she becomes such an important asset to her team.
Home Run Trends in College Softball
Chicks *do* dig the long ball! A statistical look at home run trends in College Softball over the past decade and a possible explanation of why home runs have increased.
Scorekeeping Runs with the Third Out
Understanding when a run scores on the last play of an inning is very important for the scorekeeper to understand. Coaches, parents, umpires, and players can get very grumpy if the home and visiting teams cannot agree on the score!
Here is the latest review:
"The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Softball" by Jacquie Joseph
2 Stars. The information in this book is generally SO basic that even beginner coaches will outgrow it after a week or so of practices. First time coaches would be better served by other books.
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